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John Agard 

Half-Caste and Other Poems 

Anita Alexander 

Gingersnaps: Daily Affirmations for African American Children and Families 

Anna Pearl Barrett

Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom in Texas 

Clarence N. Blake 

Quiz Book on Black America 

Tonya Bolden 

Searching for Sarah Rector

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America 

Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists 

Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers From Around the World 

Muriel Miller Branch 

The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People

Fine Art and Crafts (African American Arts) 

James Michael Brodie & Barbara K. Curry 

Sweet Words So Brave: The Story of African American Literature

Kephra Burns 

Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali

Terri Bush

The Voice of the Children (Poetry by Children)

Jerry Butler

A Drawing in the Sand: A Story of African American Art 

Geoffrey Canada 

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence

Veronica Chambers

Harlem Renaissance 

Michel Chikwanine 

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate 

Very Special Kwanzaa  

Edwidge Danticat 

Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490 

Boris Diaw

National Geographic Kids Chapters: Hoops to Hippos!: True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari

Sylviane Anna Diouf

Kings and Queens of Central Africa 

Growing Up in Slavery 

Kings and Queens of West Africa 

Kings and Queens of East Africa 

Kings and Queens of Southern Africa 

Shirley Graham Dubois

Julius K. Nyerere: Teacher of Africa 

Veronica Freeman Ellis

Wynton Marsalis 

Nikki Giovanni 

Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People

Nikki Grimes

Tai Chi Morning 

Joyce Hansen 

Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York’s African Burial Ground

Women of Hope: African-Americans Who Made a Difference 

Stephen & Sheila Jackson Hardy

Extraordinary People of the Harlem Renaissance 

James Haskins

One Love, One Heart: A History of Reggae

African Beginnings 

Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance 

Black Dance in America: A History Through Its People 

Scott Joplin: The Man Who Made Ragtime 

The Story of Stevie Wonder

Scatman: An Authorized Biography of Scatman Crothers 

Mabel Mercer: A Life 

The Harlem Renaissance 

Lena Horne 

Hamp: An Autobiography 

Katherine Dunham 

Black Music in America: A History Through Its People 

African American Religious Leaders 

One Love, One Heart: A History of Reggae 

Profiles in Black Power

The Psychology of Black Language

Africa: A Look Back 

Toni Morrison: Magic Of Words 

The Creoles of Color of New Orleans

From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures 

One Nation Under a Groove: Rap Music and Its Roots

Black Theater in America 

Break Dancing 

Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam 

Double Dutch 

Cheryl Willis Hudson 

Kwanzaa Sticker and Activity Book 

In Praise of Our Fathers and Our Mothers 

Wade Hudson

Book of Black Heroes from A to Z: An Introduction to Important Black Achievers for Young Readers 

My Holy Bible for African-American Children, KJV 

Powerful Words: More Than 200 Years of Extraordinary Writings by African American 

The Pioneers (Poetry from the Masters)

Angela Johnson 

The Other Side, Shorter Poems

Gone From Home: Short Takes

Dolores Johnson 

The Children’s Book of Kwanzaa: A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday 

The Harlem Renaissance 

Charisse Jones & Unlocking the Truth

Unlocking the Truth: Three Brooklyn Teens on Life, Friendship and Making the Band 

Denise M. Jordan 

Walter Dean Myers: A Biography of an Award-Winning Urban Fiction Author

Harlem Renaissance Artists

June Jordan

The Voice of the Children (Poetry by Children)

Julius Lester

To Be A Slave 

Search for the New Land 

Cookie Lommel 

Russell Simmons 

African American in Film and Television

History of Rap Music 

Black Filmmakers

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa 

Joseph D. McNair

Leontyne Price (Journey to Freedom: The African American Library) 

Morgan Monceaux

Jazz: My Music, My People 

Walter Dean Myers


Antarctica Journeys to the South Pole

Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices

Kadir Nelson

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans 

Eugene Useni Perkins

Poetry from the Masters: The Black Arts Movement 

Margaret W. Peters 

Dayton’s African American Heritage: A Pictorial History 

A.P. Porter 

Jump at de Sun: The Story of Zora Neale Hurston 

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Porch Stories: A Grandmother’s Guide to Happiness 

Dorothy Marie Rice 

The Seventeenth Child 

Faith Ringgold 

We Flew Over the Bridge: Memoirs of Faith Ringgold

Charlemae Hill Rollins 

Famous American Negro Poets 

Famous Negro Entertainers of Stage, Screen, and TV 

Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes 

Michael R. Strickland 

African-American Poets 

Bettye Stroud 

The World’s Wide Open 

Linda Tarrant-Reid

Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century 

Eleanora E. Tate 

African American Musicians 

Morrie Turner 

All God’s Chillun Got Soul 

Carole Boston Weatherford 

Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People